At Infusion 2015 a couple of weeks ago I was creating a piece of art during worship. I had prepared my paint and the brushes I would use. God had another plan for me. Instead of using brushes I went back to the simple basics of using my fingers and hands to apply the paint. It felt great. That week I did a total of 4 paintings on cardboard done in that way. Some of them I used a brush for a small part but mostly I just used my hands. I’m a person who likes tactile experiences and decided I really enjoy painting directly with my hands. Why don’t I do this more often? I should start. So I created a few when I got home that next week.
I also started posting pictures of them on Instagram with#fingerpainting. I explored the variety of amazing art pieces created with fingers and hands. Of course I saw children covered in paint and their works of art too.
I started following this one lady, Iris Scott. She does amazing paintings with oil paints and her hands. She wheres gloves when she creates. I saw her post one painting that she had just finished of the view from her studio window. Within 24hrs it was sold. Her work inspires me. I wonder what else is out there. I think I may try oils sometime in the near’ish future.
When was the last time you painted with your hands, your fingers?
Did you enjoy it? Do you think you could again?